ATTITUDES OF TEACHER EDUCATORS IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND TOWARDS BILINGUALISM AND LANGUAGE DIVERSITY

Abstract This thesis examines the attitudes of teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand towards bilingualism and language diversity. The research used a theoretical framework developed from the social psychology of language to…
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Social Meanings of Language Policy and Practices: A Critical, Linguistic Ethnographic Study of four Schools in Pakistan

Abstract In this thesis, I present a study in which I investigate language-in-education policy and practices in four schools in Pakistan: School (A) and (B) are both fee-charging private English-medium schools, located…
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Problematised History Pedagogy as Narrative Research: Self-Fashioning, Dismantled Voices and Reimaginings in History Education

Abstract A growing disturbance with history’s identity in the New Zealand schooling curriculum disrupted my educational socialisation (curriculum, professional, academic) and inheritance of educational policy decisions. In turn, this disturbance shaped a…
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Linguistic-based Patterns for Figurative Language Processing: The Case of Humor Recognition and Irony Detection

Abstract Figurative language represents one of the most difficult tasks regarding natural language processing. Unlike literal language, figurative language takes advantage of linguistic devices such as irony, humor, sarcasm, metaphor, analogy, and so…
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